When organizations migrate from Domino to their new on-premises,
cloud, or hybrid Microsoft Exchange environment, there is a period of
time when users and applications exist on both platforms.
IT administrators know this is a precarious state to be in.
The wave of migration to Microsoft Office 365 has progressed aggressively, supported by the active partner ecosystem. There have been numerous advantages to moving to Office 365. Organizations with complex messaging and collaboration infrastructures have also made the move to cloud, and have been successful in implementation due to strong technical expertise from Microsoft and Service providers.
When you invest in Office 365, the next step is to embark on a successful migration so that your business processes go on without interruption. Many organizations fail to realize just how important this is. Take, for example, an insurance company that just started on their Office 365 migration project by migrating 500 mailboxes per night. Some recently migrated users start complaining that there is content missing from their folders, and their mailboxes are unavailable. The number of help desk calls is rising fast, and the organization is only troubleshooting as a reactive measure. The insurance company sees a big impact on their business line productivity.
GSX is the watchful eye for all IT administrators, letting them manage the quality of service (QoS) of their business applications. That being said, let's take a step back analyze the day-to-day challenges facing IT administrators.
In spite of cloud technologies, hybrid deployments being talked on by experts … around the coffee machines, the truth is that we all know how complex these deployments are. Even worse, lack of comprehensive planning will result in higher costs, delays and management being unhappy.
SharePoint's rapid adoption in the business community has created additional challenges for companies especially within the IT department. Since 2007, Microsoft has done an incredible research work to understand administrators’ main challenges regarding opportunities and threats when managing a collaboration environment successfully.
There are various challenges you can face when planning a migration, and it can be a struggle to ensure security and effectiveness while maintaining productivity and avoiding major issues. This Atos Case Study is the story of how one of our Partners successfully conducted a migration for their customer, a major bank (with confidential financial information tightly integrated into its messaging system).
After finishing a migration or deployment, a final stress test can be conducted to reveal how the platform will support potential loads. It’s critical to understand if your architecture design can withstand the company’s needs to avoid risking the health of your environment.
Most of the time, migrating environments means learning how to find a balance between your messaging platforms. IBM and Microsoft provide tools to reduce the impact of using both systems, however this is not enough to proactively manage both environments.